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Pro-Choice Legislation

REPro Equal Access Laws (REPEAL Act)

  • This bill would repeal many of Virginia’s burdensome TRAP restrictions, as well as removing some medically-unnecessary requirements currently placed upon Virginians seeking abortion care.
  • Patrons: Senator Jennifer McClellan and Delegate Kathy Tran
  • Track this bill: SB 1451HB 2491
  • REPEAL Act Fact Sheet
  • Status: SB 1451 died in Senate Committee on Education and Health; HB 2491 died in House Committee on Courts of Justice Subcommittee #4.

Reproductive Freedom Act

  • RFA would enshrine the right to bodily autonomy and reproductive choice in Virginia law.
  • Patrons: Senator Jennifer Boysko and Delegate Charniele Herring
  • Track this bill: SB 1637HB 2369
  • RFA Fact Sheet
  • Status: SB 1637 died in Senate Committee on Education and Health; HB 2369 was left in House Committee on Rules

No-Copay Contraception

  • This legislation creates a state-level protection for people in fully-insured plans from the expansive religious exemption to the ACA’s birth control coverage mandate.
  • Patrons: Senator Barbara Favola and Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
  • Track this bill: SB 1344 – HB 2207
  • No-Copay Contraception Fact Sheet
  • Status: SB 1344 died in Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor; HB 2207 was stricken from the docket in House Committee on Commerce & Labor

Reproductive Health Equity Act

  • RHEA expands ACA provisions for no-copay insurance coverage to include a broader host of reproductive health care services.
  • Patrons: Senator Mamie Locke and Delegate Marcia Price
  • Track this bill: SB 1132HB 2378
  • RHEA Fact Sheet
  • Status: SB 1132 died in Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor; HB 2378 died in House Committee on Commerce & Labor

Coalition and Partner Legislation

Gender identity nondiscrimination in health insurance

  • Patrons: Senator George Barker and Delegate Debra Rodman
  • Track this bill: SB 1287HB 1864
  • Status: SB 1287 was stricken from the docket by request of the patron in Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor; HB 1864 was recommended striking from the docket by House Commerce & Labor Subcommittee #1, and was left in Commerce & Labor.

Contraception and STI treatment dispensing

  • Patrons: Senator Jennifer McClellan and Delegate Marcus Simon
  • Track this bill: SB 1452 – HB 2636
  • Status: SB 1452 was passed by indefinitely in Senate Committee on Education & Health; HB 2636 was passed by indefinitely in the House Committee on Health, Welfare, & Institutions Subcommittee #2

$15 minimum wage

  • Patrons: Senator Rosalyn Dance and Delegate Marcus Simon
  • Track this bill: SB 1200HB 1850
  • Status: HB 1850 died in House Commerce & Labor Subcommittee #2; SB 1200 was defeated by the full Senate 19-21.

Redistricting reform

  • Patron: Delegate Cia Price
  • Track this bill: HB 1996
  • Status: Left in House Committee on Privileges & Elections

Paid family and medical leave

  • Patron: Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy
  • Track this bill: HB 2120
  • Status: Laid on the table by House Committee on Commerce & Labor Subcommittee #1

Opposition Bills

Constitutional amendment banning public funding of abortion

  • Patron: Delegate Kathy Byron
  • Track this bill: HJ 715
  • HJ 715 Fact Sheet
  • Status: Left in House Committee on Privileges and Elections

Budget amendment: Prohibits funding for abortion and priority for family planning grants

  • Member request: Delegate T. Scott Garrett
  • Item 297#3h
  • Defunding Fact Sheet
  • Status: Not included in final budget

Budget amendment: Limits LARC pilot program

Budget amendment: Prohibits funding for certain abortion services

  • Member request: Delegate David LaRock, Senator David Suetterlein
  • Item 4-5.04#1c
  • Fetal Anomaly Fact Sheet
  • Status: Included in final budget.

Budget amendment: Requires reporting of funded abortion for fetal anomaly

  • Item 289#1c
  • Introduced in conference; Included in final budget

Bills to Watch

Maternal Mortality Review Team

  • Patrons: Del. Roxann Robinson and Del. Kaye Kory
  • Track this bill: HB 2546
  • Status: PASSED!

Constitutional amendment repealing the provision that marriage is between a man and woman

  • Patron: Senator Adam Ebbin
  • Track this bill: SJ 251
  • Status: Died in committee – was incorporated into SJ279 (Edwards).

Repeal ultrasound and informed written consent requirements for abortion

  • Patron: Delegate Debra Rodman
  • Track this bill: HB 1863
  • Status: Died in House Committee on Courts of Justice Subcommittee #4.

Repeal ultrasound requirement for abortion

  • Patron: Senator Mamie Locke
  • Track this bill: SB 1054
  • Status: Incorporated into SB1451 (McClellan) and passed by indefinitely in Senate Committee on Education & Health.

Defining birth control

  • Patron: Delegate Vivian Watts
  • Track this bill: HB 2082
  • Status: Died in House Committee for Courts of Justice Subcommittee #4.

Adding consent to Family Life Education 

  • Patron: Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
  • Track this bill: HB 2205
  • Status: PASSED!

Repealing statutory prohibition on same-sex marriage and civil unions

  • Patron: Senator John Edwards
  • Track this bill: SB 1306
  • Status: Died in Senate Committee for Courts of Justice

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